Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Adorable Bunny Baby Cards

As I have done for both the InKing Royalty and/or the Pals blog hops for the past few months, I once again have two experience levels using the same layout. The first card is for a baby girl, the second more advanced card is for a baby boy, simply because a friend asked for a baby boy card. I used the sketch for Poetry Artistry’s Mojo Monday.

The Sketch and My Cards

First, here’s the challenge banner from Mojo Monday:

Now for my baby girl card:

Next picture is the inside of the baby girl’s card:

Finally, here’s my baby boy card for a casual or advanced stamper:

I’ve been sharing fun folds on these blog hops, and today is no different. The baby boy card is an easel fold, so the following picture is of the card when standing up. I’ve also included a close-up of the easel stop, for which each rectangle is popped up on dimensionals. Yes, this card would require extra postage, but it’s so worth it, don’t you think?

I used Rococo Rose for the girl card and Seaside Spray for the boy card. Both cards also have Smoky Slate as well. Once I had my colors chosen, I got started with my blends for the bunnies. All three bunnies were colored using the dark Petal Pink blends for the ears and pads of the feet. Then, I colored all the bunnies using the Smoky Slate blends combo. Since I wanted contrast between the face and body with the tuft of fur right under the face, I first colored it with the Smoky Slate. Then, I went back with the color lifter blend to make it even lighter.

When I colored the baby boy bunny, I found that I liked the white chest fur. Therefore, I had to go back to the baby girl bunny and use the lifter to get the chest fur as close to white as I could.

Finally, I decided that the Whisper White layer, the Smoky Slate base, and the bunny circles all needed some sort of border. Adding more layers didn’t seem like a good option. Therefore, I outlined all of them using the Basic Black marker. Border accomplished.

It’s all about the DSP and the Sketch

The In Color 2019 – 2021 and the Neutrals 6 x 6 DSP made this card easy to create and the sketch and measurements brought it together quickly. I used the Stitched Shapes dies for the bunny circles, and the Stitched Rectangle dies for the sentiment block and the Smoky Slate mat. I really tried to stay true to the sketch measurements. The slight change I made was to put the focal circle over the sentiment rectangle block. The sentiment for the fronts, insides, and front of the envelope all came from the Wildly Happy stamp set.

While I was running everything through the Big Shot, I saw my Detailed Bee dies on the desk with the cute little hearts die. A lightbulb went off over my head, so I cropped a set of Rococo Rose hearts and the Seaside Spray hearts. The resulting embossed large and small hearts fit perfectly where I wanted to use them. Score!

I did add the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon to each of the cards, even though there wasn’t ribbon on the challenge sketch. This is one of my favorite ribbons and the card seemed to be begging for me to use it. So cute!

Back to the Blog Hop, and Blog Candy

I am participating in the Mystery Blog Candy giveaway. Make sure to leave a comment below in order to be entered in the random drawing determined by a number generator.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020
As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

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